May Newsletter PDF

June Isotopes Game

Golf Tournament

Last Meeting Sumary

Executive Corner

Letter from President

Compliance Training:
Here is a Resource 

FMANM Health Care

Upcoming Events Calendar

2017 Programs

May 17 — The Skilled Labor Crisis

June 14 — Isotopes Baseball

July 28 — Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

August 16 — ABQ Sunport Project Updates

September 20 — Site Visit: TBA

October 27 — FAB O&M Show

November 15 — Micro Breweries: Facilities and Science

December 20 — Holiday Social


  • Account Executive Ace Asphalt

  • BCBSNM Position
  • Facilities Technician

  • Sales Rep for Armour Pavement.
    Asphalt Field Estimator  

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  • Clarie Shay Miller
  • Harold Oliver Madsen

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New Mexico Environment Department P2 Internship Program

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Board of Directors


Tom Plummer, P.E.
Director of Health Facilities
Albuquerque Area IHS
505-248-4262 (ofc)
505-288-6982 (cell)

Vice President

George Jimenez


Lori Gunnare
National Roofing Company
W 505 883 3000 
C 505 252 2707
F 505 883 1719

Dave Jensen
R.E. Michel Co.
505-239-5721 cell


Kevin Givens
The Johnston Co.


Selby Lucero
Facility Manager
Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union

Mary Beth Hames
Compliance Analyst (RIMS)
PNM Resources, Inc.
505.241.4417 (Office)
Mike Chavez
Account Manager
Ace Asphalt
Micaela Sandoval
Account Manager
Moving Solutions
Jessica Leyva
Facility Build

Executive Director

Carolee Griffin
505-377-5309 cell


Web Master

Roy Evans
505 577 4145



Last Call for Baseball:
Get Your Box Seats Today

Wednesday night, June 14th, 2017, is the night to join your friends from the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico for an evening of baseball at “The Lab” as the Albuquerque Isotopes baseball team takes to the field against the Fresno Grizzlies. With only 35 seats available, make your reservation today, or be left out.

Your $40.00 admissionfee for members ($45.00 for non-members) includes tickets to the game and a delicious, gourmet ballpark buffet. Club seats and the open cash bar set the mood for the 7:05 pm first pitch, but plan to arrive at 6:00 pm to enjoy the food, friends, and ambiance. Join us in the Jack Daniel’s Old #7 Lounge (formerly The Captain’s Corner) located down the third base line behind section 123.

Click here to buy your tickets and pay with your credit card online then contact Lori Gunnare at National Roofing ( or call 505-252-2707) to pick up your tickets at 3408 Columbia Drive NE in Albuquerque BEFORE the event.

This is always a sell-out and replaces the monthly membership meeting. Invite your favorite facility manager for a great evening. Save your space today by going online to the Isotopes Baseball tab.

Click here to Register


April Exec Director

Help Wanted!  Golf Tournament Go-fers Needed

 Plan to join the fun on Friday, July 28th, 2017, as the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico takes to the greens for our 7th annual scholarship fundraiser golf tournament.  Now is the time to signal your intentions to show up and help with the myriad tasks which will help us sail through the event with ease.  Help wanted!  Wear a company logo’d shirt and GET NOTICED!

Email Executive Director Carolee Griffin at and plan to show up at the Isleta Eagle Championship Golf Course at 7 am to help with the cause.   Got door prize donations?  Bring them along with you that morning.
Traditionally the golf helper gofers have almost as much fun as the golfers themselves.  Sign up for your photo-op today!

Platinum sponsors

Hole sponsors


National Roofing



Register to Play

Register as a Tournament Sponsor

Register as a Hole Sponsor

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Communications Breakdown?

Skilled Labor Shortage?
Challenges Deliberated in May

Architects dream, engineers design, and construction companies build buildings.  Facility managers and their engineers operate them. What bridges exist and what roads need to be built to connect these two very intertwined industries, both aimed at the multi-faceted goal of facility efficiency? Then, consider: who does what and when?  Who owns it? Who orders it, and who must understand why it is valuable?  

And where are the next generation of workers who are the heart of building operations?  According to Tim Heston, Senior Editor for FMA Communications, a publication for the manufacturers and fabricators association, We call it a skilled labor crisis, but is it really about skill? Skills can be taught. The real challenge may be much broader.”

Speaker Michael Rife is the Workforce Development Director for Safety and Health for the Associated General Contractors of New Mexico. A journeyman glazier, estimator, project manager, and safety professional, he joined the AGC in 2015. He earned his OSHA Scaffold Competent Person Instructors Certification in 2005, and renewed his OSHA 510, 511, and 500 Certificates in 2016, and is an NCCER Certified Instructor. For 20 years he worked in the construction industry in New Mexico as glazier, where he held roles including project manager and estimator.  He has been instructing the Glazing Apprenticeships in New Mexico since 2005 and continues to instruct the Glazier Program at AGC New Mexico. He is the President of a Rural Water Utility Association.


Poker Run Fundrasier a Success
With Help from Mother Nature

Bike and car enthusiasts enjoyed beautiful New Mexico springtime weather and raised money for scholarships at the University of New Mexico and Central New Mexico Community College at the 3rd Annual Poker Run and Car & Bike Show, sponsored by the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico.  Riders and drivers travelled from Thunderbird Harley Davidson to Cort Furniture,  TP Pump, Ace Asphalt, Affordable Solar, and FacilityBUILD to pick up swag graciously provided at each stop and draw scores for the chance to win best hand.

Door prizes, food, and the car and bike show trophy awards wrapped up the festivities.  A diverse crowd supported the event, which added money to the scholarship funds for students entering into the mechanical trades.  “See you next year!” commented Mark Awe with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad facilities who attended for the first time. 

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President - Tom Plummer

As I heard it recently said, the turn to a new year needs to be a balance of what we learned and experienced in the past year with what we hope to accomplish in the new year. Last year in FMANM afforded us the opportunity to learn about a broad range of topics: from security to Building Envelopes and from Facility Economics and Sustainability to the internet of Technology and Human Interaction! We got to experience another great Golf Tournament at the Isleta Eagle course as well as another Facility and Building Operations Trade Show!

But we at the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico are wanting to 'crank it up a notch' for 2017! We will be tapping into some local expertise to bring you some great presentations at our breakfast meetings and some more fun as we join together for another Car / Motorcycle Show and Poker Run! In particular we want to continue to
focus on our primary mission of supporting the tradesmen and facility professionals of the future. Thanks to the support of our members we are expecting to give another check to CNM so they can provide scholarships to students who are up-and-coming in facility related fields of study (don't miss our March 15th meeting). Also, we will have a CNM representative come share with us about one of their latest programs (Hint: it will directly contribute to one of New Mexico's fastest growing business sectors - Craft Brewing! Can anyone give me a ‘second to the motion' of field trip?

I would be remiss if I didn't thank the Board of Directors for their continued efforts and vote of confidence as they re-seated me as President of FMANM again this year, along with Selby Lucero as Vice President.

Finally, if you are not an FMANM member yet, please take that small step to build your business relationships and capture the great experiences you can have that will help improve your job performance. We make work more fun and productive! Put in you
browser favorites and join us for some educational and entertaining events in 2017!

Best regards,
Tom Plummer, P.E.
Director for Healthcare Facilities
Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service

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CNM Foundation letter of appreciation


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Attention Healthcare Facility Managers
Or Any FM Who Needs Compliance Training:
Here is a Resource 

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Hazardous Waste Bureau conducts hazardous waste inspections at hospitals, pharmacies, as well as other types of facilities.  They offer their services to conduct free training concerning managing hazardous waste at hospitals and pharmacies.  Having recently conducted inspections at several hospitals, they have found the majority of them to be out of compliance.  Their aim to provide this training to large audiences spreads the information more quickly than individually inspecting each hospital/pharmacy.

But beyond healthcare, NMED believes they might be able to target some training for other diverse and various types of facilities.  Compliance assistance is a key component in their program and keeping facilities in compliance makes the job a lot easier. 

Need more information to start this discussion? Contact Janine Kraemer, CHMM, Hazardous Waste Supervisor for the New Mexico Environment Department, 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1,Santa Fe NM 87505 office  505-476-4372, or email to  or connect with Facility Manager Association’s vice president, Tom Plummer with the Indian Health Services at

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